About The Waterville Hotel

waterville-icon.svgNestled in the heart of the Pine Creek Valley, the historic Waterville Hotel offers the perfect place to eat, drink, and stay for all visitors to the area.  Whether a day trip to explore the trails and streams, or you’re staying for an extended getaway, the WH is your homebase to fuel up before, during, or unwind, after your day of adventure.  You’re guaranteed to make friends on your first visit; after that, you’re family.

About the Hotel

Waterville’s roots stem from Michael and Henry Wolf who arrived in the area from Berks County in 1817, tracts of land nearby were given to significant players in the Revolutionary War as a “thank you” for serving our developing country. Without an official post office until 1849, Waterville mainly consisted of a sawmill, farms, and other business establishments.

Enter Abraham Harris, who in 1825, built and established a hotel in modern-day Waterville on Pine Creek. The Harris Hotel, as it was once known, was a place of rest and refuge in the Pennsylvania wilds.

During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Waterville was a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts who came to fish, hunt, and explore the surrounding wilderness. The Waterville Hotel served as a gathering place for these visitors, providing a comfortable place to stay, as well as dine and enjoy friendly company of locals and visitors to the area.

In addition to serving as a popular destination for tourists, the Waterville Hotel was also an important center of community and social activity in the region. In the 19th and early 20th centuries the hotel hosted numerous business and community events, and it was often visited by local politicians and business leaders.

Throughout the years, the owners continued to maintain the hotel’s visibility as a center of the community and it continues to this day.  Today, the Waterville Hotel remains a popular destination for locals and visitors to the region, offering comfortable accommodations, delicious food, and a glimpse into the amazing past of this historic town and its landmark hotel. The hotel's charm, staff, menu, and beautiful surroundings continue to draw visitors from all over the world.

About the Pine Creek Valley

The Pine Creek Valley is a historic and picturesque region located in north-central Pennsylvania, United States. The valley is named after Pine Creek, a scenic waterway that flows through the region, and it is surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains, making it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

The history of the Pine Creek Valley can be traced back to the Native American tribes who inhabited the area for thousands of years. Later, during the 18th and 19th centuries, the valley became an important center for the lumber industry, with vast forests of white pine and hemlock trees being harvested for timber. The logs were floated down Pine Creek to sawmills located in the towns along the waterway.

old-building.jpgIn the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Pine Creek Valley became a popular destination for tourists and outdoor enthusiasts. The region's natural beauty and abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities, such as fishing, hunting, hiking, and camping, drew visitors from all over the country.

Today, the Pine Creek Valley continues to establish itself as one of the most popular East Coast destinations for outdoor recreation, with miles of hiking and biking trails, numerous campgrounds and picnic areas, and excellent fishing and hunting opportunities. The area is also home to several state parks and forests, including the Tioga State Forest and the Pine Creek Gorge Natural Area, which is often referred to as the "Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania" due to its steep walls and stunning vistas.

In addition to its natural beauty and outdoor recreation opportunities, the Pine Creek Valley is also home to several charming towns and villages that offer a glimpse into the region's deep history and evolution from the earliest settlers in the 1700s.  A journey along the biking trail is a journey into the past as you visit Jersey Shore, Ramsey Village, Waterville, Camel, Jersey Mills, English Center, Slate Run, all the way to Blackwell and Wellsboro.